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Felony Expungement Bill Signed Into Law: The System Can Still Work

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Felony Expungement Bill Signed Into Law: The System Can Still Work

Last month, I went to Frankfort to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on House Bill 40, the felony expungement bill. To find details of this “Second Chances” Bill, click on the following link here.

Also,  click here to read a story from Kentucky Sports Radio about my involvement in HB 40.

Video of House Bill 40 being signed into law by Governor Matt Bevin this morning in the Capital in Frankfort, KY.

Today Governor Bevin signed the bill into law. This is a very meaningful bill which gives certain Class D felons a second chance by possibly having their record expunged five years after serving their sentence. It will make a difference.

The reason I wanted to share this exciting news is not because of what I did, but because of what I learned.  I too, have felt as though our system is broken.  Maybe it is, but in watching this Bill become a law, I saw people who differ on almost everything put their differences aside and do some good for a group of citizens who few people care about anymore; criminals.  Our system worked today. Credit to the lawmakers on both sides who did something good.  We live in a world skeptical of our politics and our leaders but this inspired me. They changed lives today and should be applauded for doing so.  Thank you to the Left, the Right, the Republicans, the Democrats, the lobbyists and the Governor.  You did good for the Commonwealth.

 

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, Whitney Westerfield (R, Hopkinsville) and HB 40 primary sponsor Rep. Darryl Owens (D, Louisville)

 

Governor Matt Bevin signing HB 40 into law.

Governor Matt Bevin signing HB 40 into law.

 

Those who attended the signing ceremony today in Frankfort.

Those who attended the signing ceremony today in Frankfort.

 

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